When a toenail develops into ingrown that is a long-lasting disease and it is characterized by the growth of the nail on the one side under the skin.
It can be caused by numerous reasons, but luckily there are a lot of conservative and surgical methods that can resolve the problem.
If you like to leave out the expensive and painful treatments, you can do it at your own home but just if it is in the early phase.
First, you should make your skin and nails softer, using a hot bath. Put three tbs. of baking soda in 5 L of water and if you want you can also put some salt as well. The water shouldn’t be more than 370C.
After you finish soaking, you have to pull out the ingrown nail from your skin.
You can use a sticking plaster on the affected toenail and it will relieve the process because your toenail will become easy to get to.
To lift the nail’s end, put small cotton between the nail and the skin with tweezers, but previous to that, put some antibacterial cream like iodine.
You should change the cotton and the plaster in 24hours. Repeat this procedure for 15 days and your nail will be in its usual condition.
If this procedure is difficult for you, you can use a mixture of one tablespoon of honey and one grounded clove of garlic or Aloe Vera on the affected nail because this combination has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
You must always remember that the cotton must be replaced in one day. When the process is finished, rub the external part of the nail. You should do some pedicures on regular basis, and if you observe some infection on the nail and pus, you must consult a doctor.